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    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Community Bank of Florida!

    Last updated 2 years ago

    We will be closed on November 24th to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but will be open regular hours on Friday the 25th. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    SPOTLIGHT on Lazy Days Restaurant

    Last updated 2 years ago

    We recently sat down with Chef Lupe & Michelle Ledesma, the owners of Lazy Days restaurant in Islamorada to interview them for a testimonial ad. Chef Lupe told us their story of falling in love with each other and the restaurant business:

    “My wife and I have been in the restaurant business since we were teenagers. We met while working together at the same restaurant in Key Largo, fell in love and eventually married. We started running our own restaurant and nine years ago, we took over the Lazy Days Restaurant.


    Recently, we decided to refinance the business, but our bank was unable to help us. Our friend Sam Nekhaila told us he was on the Keys Board at Community Bank and that they could help. He introduced us to Carlos and from day one, Carlos found us solutions. His hard work got us approved for a Small Business Administration loan and we couldn’t be happier!”

    Visit their website to see the full menu at: www.lazydaysrestaurant.com or visit them at Mile Marker 79, Oceanside to taste their award winning food. Reservations recommended: (305) 664-5256.

    • Chef Lupe and Michelle Ledesma
    • Lazy Days Restaurant

    Davindrel Sahatoo Celebrates 10 Years with Community Bank

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Community Bank of Florida is proud to celebrate Davindrel Sahatoo’s 10th Anniversary as a member of their Financial Family. Mr. Sahatoo is currently the bank’s Special Assets Assistant. He has previous banking experience and since joining Community Bank, he has gained experience in several areas, including the teller area and electronic banking department.

     Davindrel was born in Trinidad, West Indies and currently lives in Homestead. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, as well as fishing and sports. He has worked hard to further his formal education, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

     Excited about his anniversary, Davindrel stated, “Community Bank is a great place to work. I like working in a place that cares about the community as well.”

     

    "People's Choice Cocktail Competition" Winner

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Joshua Zajack, a 22 year old education student from Key Largo, was the winner of the "People's Choice Cockail Competition" at the Key Largo Chamber's Cook Off. The cocktail contest was in honor of the 100th anniversary of the completion of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad.

    Joshua grew up in New Jersey, and remembers drinking warm apple cider on cold days. This inspired him to create "Flagler's Rusty Spike." The adult beverage is made of equal parts apple cider, Goldschlager cinnamon shnapps and Laird's Applejack brandy. He garnished it with brown sugar to symbolize rust and a cinnamon stick as a railroad spike. Joshua received bragging rights as well as $100 cash. Congratulations Joshua!

     

    30th Annual Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Cook Off a huge success!

    Last updated 2 years ago

    This year's was the best ever. Congratulations to the Key Largo Chamber and the Holiday Inn for putting on such a great event. Special thanks to Doc Boilini, the illustrious emcee.

    Here are the winning chefs:

    SOUPS AND CHOWDERS: Karen Kelly; Paige Prouty; Anita Garmon of Coconuts; Laura Dreaver of Key Largo Conch House

     APPETIZERS: Jennifer Barnhill; Sandy Harrelson;  Jim Drake; Anita Garmon and Clayton Purchase

     SIDES and SALADS: Betsy Baste; Ginny Pennell; Anita Garmon of Coconuts; Laura Dreaver of Key Largo Conch House

    ENTREES: Lou Howell; Cody Kerns; Anita Garmon of Coconuts; Holiday Inn; Laura Dreaver of the Conch House

     DESSERTS: Barbara Sindaco; Sandy Harrelson; Anita Garmon of Coconuts; Bob and Kristie Thomas of Key Largo Chocolates

    JUNIOR WINNERS: Caroline Rosenbalm & Hanna Boehm

    BEST OF SHOW: we hope the winners wear their CBF aprons with pride!

    SOUPS AND CHOWDER: Becca Hill

    APPETIZERS: Buzzard’s Roost, Chefs Bert and Juan

    SIDES and SALADS: Sandy Poslay

    ENTREES: Buzzard’s Roost, Chefs Bert and Juan

    DESSERTS: Laura Dreaver, Key Largo Conch House

     

     

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